Interstate 35 construction in Rice County to beginPublished 5:15pm Saturday, July 28, 2012
Motorists can expect lane closures on Interstate 35 between Rice County Road 9 and the Heath Creek Rest Area beginning Monday, when crews begin concrete repair work.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises that motorists can expect major delays on weekends.
The project includes repairing the concrete pavement on the northbound and southbound lanes and resurfacing the Rice County Road 1 exit and entrance ramps and shoulders.
The ramps will be closed during resurfacing. Motorists should follow the posted detour, which includes Rice County Road 1, Rice County Road 46, Highway 19 and I-35.
When the project is complete in late September, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway.
Faribault-based Interstate Improvement Inc. is the prime contractor for the $2.5 million project.